swatchbook is the future of materials. a cloud platform that revolutionizes the exploration, visualization & sharing of materials.
with the iOS app this means we are putting all the materials back in your hand. all the power of swatchbook focused inside the mobile app.
Search, filter & fine tune your search. when ready, request samples for a wonderful touch & feel experience. you are making an actual physical product after all.
we've designed this to make the best use of all the visual tools swatchbook has to offer. it offers various display options to view the swatches including our incredible patent pending 1:1 display. interact with them in 2d & 3d & ultimately create collections for your design line.
Create collections that can be shared within your organization, with your team members, or externally with material consultants or you may receive them directly from your suppliers.
this is a minor update to the previous 1.3 version. the headline feature here in 1.3.1 is the ability to create, upload & use graphics on materials. more info below. this means you can now on an existing material & add a graphic such as the brand logo or a brand new graphic you designed & place it on a 3d asset live, size it, move it, take a picture of it and share it with your colleagues. goes what? works on your phone or tablet. oh yeah, AR is included.
so much goodness, where do we even start?
swatchbook 1.3 has a lot to offer. in a nutshell, this is what the new update is all about:
-manage not only materials, but also graphics, colors, 2D or 3D assets & documents
-(new) graphic creation, upload & use
-80+ total 3D assets for realtime view of materials
-new and improved materials for realtime viewing
-access to custom 3D assets
-faster capture to manufacture performance
-tons of performance and user experience improvements
Intrigued? Read on to learn more. And then download the app.
-let's start with the big news. swatchbook is growing up. that means it has more responsibilities. while our focus remains to be on materials, we also realized many of our customers use swatchbook to visually & intuitively navigate other non-material elements, so we decided to make those elements part of the family. in this update we are introducing graphics, colors, assets & documents as new additions to the family!
-did you just say graphics? why yes indeed we did. that means you can store all your lovely graphic designs, print designs, logos as unique first class citizens of swatchbook. in fact, you can even browse them independently from materials, & save them into collections. oh, you can even combine them with materials!
-(new) wait wait wait! What do you mean combine them? you now have the ability to create, upload & use graphics on materials. this means you can now on existing materials & a graphic such as the brand logo or a brand new graphic you designed & place it on a 3d asset live, size it, move it, take a picture of it and share it with your colleagues. goes what? works on your phone or tablet. oh yeah, AR is included.
-what about colors? does that mean i have to input my colors one by one manually like a savage? well, you can but we can also ingest an entire swatch color library from a single Adobe swatch exchange file (.ase). we store them using their .ase names & create a collection from that group.
-assets? what type of assets can we save. well you can save anything you want really but what we built this for is mainly for things you constantly reuse in the material/product workflow like lasts, fit avatars, trim & 3d assets.
-wow wow wow. 3d assets? didn’t we mention that last time? yes 3d assets which you can then use along our patent pending smart tag workflow allowing users to utilize the capture to manufacture workflow with custom 3d products.
-custom 3d products? when did that get added? we had that in 1.2 as a public beta & will now transition this to a full feature. it’s amazing to see customers use their OWN designs on the fly, on mobile, instantly, intuitively all while being synced to the cloud, anywhere in the world.
-ok ok ok, that's got to be it. what more can you do? well to name a few, updated AR kit to AR Kit 2 with some amazing little surprises & more to follow. staged swips showing you what stage a swip (swatch in progress) is at. higher resolution capturing. cleaner UI. localised capture capabilities (no more waiting for the upload to happen, we’ll do that in the background). introducing metal materials, what? metal? yeah because we rock!
those are the big key features for this release but there were a ton of improvements, workflow enhancements & bug fixes because we want to make sure you are getting the best user experience possible. why? 'cause we love you!
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.